Grass Valley -- New Almaden -- Santa Cruz -- Leadville -- Michoacán -- On the bough -- The canyon -- The mesa -- The Zodiac Cottage
Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is the story of four generations in the life of an American family. A wheelchair-bound retired historian embarks on a monumental quest: to come to know his grandparents, now long dead. The unfolding drama of the story of the American West sets the tone for Stegner's masterpiece. Four generations in the life of an American family are chronicled as retired historian Lyman Ward, confined to a wheelchair, decides to write his grandparent's history. The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic has been selected by the board of the Modern Library as one of the best hundred novels of the 20th century
Angle has been on my bucket list of books for quite a while. It was added to our Let's Talk About It list this year, so glad. I loved it! I grew up in Kuna and raised my kids in Homedale. The prose brought back vivid memories of living alongside the sagebrush, and the smell of storm fronts moving in, nothing smells better, not even the pines where I now live in Cascade. I love the history, although I do take exception to her feelings about the folks of Boise and Idaho in general! I've already found two more books on Mary Hallock Foote, and I am checking out her art. Well I've got to git busy warshin the clothes!